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The Carpentry Shop Museum at Lake Lily won a Telly Award for the Art & History Museums - Maitland.
Winter Park / Maitland Observer Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011 9 years ago

Community Bulletin and Business Briefs

Award for A&H

The Carpentry Shop Museum at Lake Lily won a Telly Award for the Art & History Museums - Maitland. The Carpentry Shop Museum was the backdrop for “Santa Talks,” part of the Santa is Real project. To watch a clip, visit The Telly Awards honor the very best commercials, programs and films. They received more than 11,000 entries from all 50 states and five continents.

With only a couple weeks of summer left, the more than 1,050 homeless children in Orange County enrolled in Fifth Third Bank’s Summer of Dreams program will be ready and equipped for school thanks to a massive backpack stuffed at A Gift For Teaching – one of the program’s community partners. Pictured is Karen Dee, Florida regional president of Fifth Third Bank, stuffing backpacks with school supplies.

Gabriel Padilla is the winner of the Federal Trust Bank Camaro Giveaway. On July 29, five finalists got keys at the Winter Park branch but only one key started the car’s engine.

Last week, the Center for Independent Living (CIL) kicked off its annual Stroll & Roll event. From now until November, CIL’s clients and advocates will fundraise to support the nonprofit’s programs – communication/education for the deaf, housing counseling, accessibility, employment services, mental health counseling and aging services. Pictured are (back row) Winter Park Commissioner Carolyn Cooper, Jim Moore, Karan Bacharach, Janna Baumann, (front row) Martin Barger and Margie Winkler.

Gulf States Credit Union hosted the Maitland Chamber of Commerce BBQ last month. There were about 60 Chamber members in attendance. The food was catered by Char-Don Catering. The Bow Tie Club graciously parked a few cars (pictured) out front to really get the blast from the past experience.

On July 21, Hal Stringer, founding chairman of the Winter Park Paint Out, received the Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens’ first “The Sower Award” for his exceptional service to The Polasek. Stringer currently works as the IT Director for Technologies Management, Inc. in Maitland.

On Feb. 1, the Goldenrod Historical Society launched a Sustaining Trustee Program to raise money for the continuation of its operation of the Goldenrod Station & Museum. Letters went out asking for a $500 donation. So far 20 contributors have pledged. The new Sustaining Trustees will be honored in a ceremony at the Station from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25 at the Goldenrod Station. To donate, call 407-677-5980 and ask for Marie Burch or Darlene Dangel.

School news

Alexander Wentworth Coleman has been accepted by Hampden-Sydney College and will enroll with a Presidents Award in August 2011. Alex is a graduate of Winter Park High School and is the son of Robert & Beverly Coleman of Winter Park.

Ryan Green, the son of Robert and Elizabeth Green of Maitland, was named to the Dean’s List at Randolph-Macon Academy for the fourth quarter of the 2010-11 school year.

Ways to give back

Run or walk a half marathon with Team Challenge Central Florida at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon in December. Contact Lindsey at [email protected] or 646-875-2079 to RSVP. Visit

Cornerstone Hospice is experiencing an increase in the number of veterans that are receiving its hospice services. If you are a veteran and are interested in spending quality time with terminally ill veterans, contact [email protected] or call 407-304-2604.

Business Briefs

Carey S. Hayo, AICP joins the Orlando office of Littlejohn Engineering Associates as principal planner and director of sustainability.

RLF, a Winter Park-based architecture, engineering and interior design firm, welcomed Chris E. Whitney, AIA, to lead the firm’s higher education practice.

John W. Martin has been named BankFIRST’s senior vice president / chief financial officer.

Physician Associates added the following physicians and offices:

Christopher Brouillette, M.D. – 891 Outer Road, Orlando (Baldwin Park).

Christian Kovats, D.O. – 2572 W. State Road 426, Ste. 1040, Oviedo.

NAI Realvest recently negotiated a 5.5-year lease agreement for 5,473 square feet of Class A office space at 2200 Lucien Way in Maitland. The new tenant, Workstream USA, Inc., is a local management consulting firm.

Cuhaci & Peterson Architects, LLC, based in Orlando’s Baldwin Park, recently completed design work on the remodel and expansion of the LA Fitness Center on South Orange Blossom Trail in Orlando.

REDBiRD Printing President Peter Cleeveley, a Winter Park native, has been nominated for the prestigious Orlando Business Journal’s “Top 40 Under 40” issue, which highlights the top successful businessmen and women in the area.

Stirling Sotheby’s International Realty’s recent sale of the $3.3 million Joey Fatone estate on the Butler Chain of Lakes near Windermere marks the convergence of two global economic trends we may see more of in the future. The buyer was one of thousands of Chinese families whose increasing affluence is a clear sign of China’s booming economy.

Jewish Family Services (JFS) welcomes Eric Geboff as their new executive director. The role was held by Barry Kudlowitz who, after nearly 19 years of service, announced his retirement.

The Rollins MBA at the Crummer Graduate School of Business is ranked 46th nationally according to Forbes magazine. The publication cited Rollins MBA as the top school in Florida, ahead of University of Miami and the University of Florida.

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